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How does potassium prevent getting muscle cramps?

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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine
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In brief: Competes with Ca++

Calcium and potassium move across the muscle cell membranes during muscle contraction, having an adequate amount of potassium helps to keep this mechanism in balance, preventing cramps.

In brief: Competes with Ca++

Calcium and potassium move across the muscle cell membranes during muscle contraction, having an adequate amount of potassium helps to keep this mechanism in balance, preventing cramps.
Dr. David Lemme
Dr. David Lemme
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Muscle cramps lo K?

How does potassium prevent getting muscle cramps? ANS: low K can cause cramps.
So taking K increase blood K and correct. I specialize in low K problems and happy to do second opinion.

In brief: Muscle cramps lo K?

How does potassium prevent getting muscle cramps? ANS: low K can cause cramps.
So taking K increase blood K and correct. I specialize in low K problems and happy to do second opinion.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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